Grow or Die

Posted on Jul 18, 2019
Grow or Die

When you’ve been in business doing something for more than four decades, you probably think you’re pretty good at it. The mere act of surviving all the challenges running a business throws at you says it all. Plenty of people take their expertise for granted, though. That’s the kiss of death. The minute you think […]

My Blooming European Vacation

Posted on May 30, 2019
My Blooming European Vacation

In May, I had the luxury of spending a couple of weeks traveling through Eastern Europe on vacation with my family. It turned out to be more than just a good time. It was an education seeing how our European neighbors view the importance of integrating nature into their environment. Those lessons are well worth […]

The Blog Posts You Read Most in 2018

Posted on Jan 2, 2019

We enjoy putting time and thought into our weekly blog posts all year. We’re always curious what blog posts were most popular, so we can deliver more of whatever you enjoy reading most. Sometimes, you like practical advice. Other times, you want a little bit of fun.  We won’t comment on the reason why “World […]

Green Roofs Could Save San Diego Enough Tax Money To Fix our Streets

Posted on Apr 5, 2018
Green Roofs Could Save San Diego Enough Tax Money To Fix our Streets

Sometimes I wonder why I read the news, because it can be depressing. I guess because it’s a relief none of my own problems ever make it into the San Diego Union-Tribune or on local TV. If they did, I’d know I’m having a REALLY bad day. A few recent stories in the news were […]

Hey Denver, Call Good Earth Plant Company About Your Green Roofs

Posted on Mar 8, 2018
Hey Denver, Call Good Earth Plant Company About Your Green Roofs

The smart voters of Denver, Colorado are the first voters to pass their own Green Roof Initiative. It passed with 54 percent of the vote. The new city ordinance requires any building with more than 25,000 square feet of gross floor area under the roof to include green spaces. Fantastic! But trust elected officials and […]

Succulents Give You A Fighting Chance Against Wildfires

Posted on Dec 21, 2017
Succulents Give You A Fighting Chance Against Wildfires

Watching wildfires burn across Southern California including close to home in the Bonsall and Fallbrook areas of San Diego County is sobering, especially for a wildfire survivor like me. Most of you know my own story: my home in the Muth Valley area of Lakeside in San Diego County burned to the ground in the […]

Millennials Push Us To Green Up The Suburbs

Posted on Sep 20, 2017
Millennials Push Us To Green Up The Suburbs

The Millennial Generation is full of pleasant surprises. No, I’m not being sarcastic! I know the Millennials pretty well through my son Ted and my daughter Allie, their friends, and plenty of my employees and colleagues I meet at conferences and meetings. It is a big mistake to stereotype Millennials or dismiss them. They are […]

Why Aren’t There More Green Roofs in San Diego?

Posted on Sep 6, 2017
Why Aren’t There More Green Roofs in San Diego?

In many cities, green roofs are a growing part of the urban landscape.  The benefits are undeniable and substantial. Green roofs solve so many problems in the urban environment: preventing stormwater runoff, reducing the urban heat island effect, reducing heating and cooling costs, soundproofing, adding habitat for pollinators and birds, and cleaning the air to […]

Got a Prana Problem? Good Earth Plant Company Has The Answer: Vastu

Posted on Apr 26, 2017
Got a Prana Problem? Good Earth Plant Company Has The Answer: Vastu

Whether you think it’s an art, a science, both, or neither, most Western cultures know about the Chinese practice of feng shui. It is a complex system of rules and beliefs created 3,000 years ago to balance positive and negative energy in the world around places people live, work, and play. But I bet you […]

Meet the Next Generation of Eco-Warriors

Posted on Apr 5, 2017
Meet the Next Generation of Eco-Warriors

Sixth grade students from Innovation Academy took a field trip to Good Earth Plant Company’s living lab earlier this year. Students are working on green roof and living wall projects and wanted to see the “real deal.” During their visit to our living lab, we first did a power point presentation about how to build […]